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The Glass Shoppe Studio is thrilled to welcome Hearts of Glass on July 24th – Andrea Steinwand and Heather Stewart.

Andrea and Heather are Hearts of Glass, a beadmaking team from Winnipeg who have just moved to Ottawa.  Ottawa is Heathers home town.  Not only is it good to be home, but what better way to step into the beadmaking scene than a demo of some of their skills and a trunk sale of their lampwork jewellery designs?

Saturday July 24th at 1pm Heather will take the torch and demonstrate a glass fish bead and an off-mandrel calla lily pendant.  As a veteran demonstrator, Heather will cover studio safety and tools, glass colour reaction theory, pulling cane, and a wide variety of shaping techniques that beginner lampworkers can apply to their own work.

Andrea will talk about some of her jewellery finishing techniques, share booth display tip and tricks and show off the current Hearts of Glass collection.

You can catch up with Heather and Andrea at hogtalismansblogspot.com or at hogtalismans@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We have two new talented Artists in the area – I asked them to tell me a little about themselves and Heather sent along this info-

Andrea Steinwand and Heather Stewart are Hearts of Glass, a beadmaking team who just moved to Ottawa from Winnipeg and are looking forward to being active in the beadmaking community.

We’ve been melting glass since 2003 and built a studio from scratch in our old home in Winnipeg. We don’t have a new studio yet but we hope to build one in the fall (if the Ottawa housing market allows) and start participating in shows and events. Of course we’re also very interested in meeting other beadmakers and making friends who understand our obsession with glass!

My (Heather’s) speciality is torchwork, supplies and communications. I love encasing, detail, and reaction. I taught beadmaking at Prairie Stained Glass for five years.

Andrea creates bold abstract beads and also specialized in silversmithing and custom booth design.  Together we create striking, high-quality wearable art that is a delight for wearer and viewer alike. We’re especially proud of our boro dragonfly pendants and stickpins, our boro-toggled recycled leather cuffs, our handforged Captive Drop locking earrings, our calla-lily pendants and my encased floral beads with handpulled stamen cane.

We are excited to meet fellow beadmakers soon – we’ve known some of you online for so long! If anyone would like to get in touch, you can say “hi” on our blog, hogtalismans, or email us at hogtalismans (at) gmail.com.

As you can see from the photos these ladies create some beautiful pieces and will be an exciting addition to Ottawa’s glass artists!

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